Friday Roundup: Upcoming events and other goodies

Posted: April 29th, 2011 | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wow! The end of April is upon us, and May is just around the corner. That means there are lots of events coming up, and my studio will be in order in just a few days (one way or another!). Read on to find out about Burning Fork  happenings and other fun stuff.

Upcoming events at Burning Fork, art sales, etc.

I’m in a rush to get my studio in order so all of you can come see it this time next week! Blooming Earth Flowers, Girl House Productions and Burning Fork will host an awesome open house to welcome everyone to our new space for First Friday, May 6. You can check out details about the event and RSVP at Stacey and I will be demonstrating our crafts, and I’ll have some art for sale of course. We’ll also have some snacks, desserts, and homebrew made by Stacey, so be sure to stop by!

On May 14 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. I’ll be participating in the 3rd Annual Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Spring Show and Sale. The sale features all local Etsy vendors, which is pretty exciting. We’ll be in the Old City on Jackson Ave., in a space located next to Remedy Coffee. (click the link above to learn more).

On that same weekend, be sure to check out the first Market Square Farmers’ Market of the 2011 season! I have been enjoying the market with its many art and fresh produce vendors on my visits to Knoxville for years, and am super excited to be participating as an art vendor this year. I’ll start setting up my booth on the square beginning in July and then throughout the season. I’ll post my dates soon.

Studio update

Here are a few pics of progress in the studio. I know, it’s kind of a wreck right now, but all that mess is going to lead a great result, I promise!

You can see that I’ve got a lot of salvaged furniture items in there, including the super-awesome counter with 20 (yes, 20) drawers that came from an old Johnson City pharmacy. It and the 12 foot long work table, a bunch of folding closet doors I’ll use as a room divider, and a huge folding table came from my dad, who saves everything, which seems ridiculous until you need anything‚ÄĒanything at all! Very handy, and cheap, AND environmentally friendly.

The wonderful layout, which you cannot see for all the boxes and junk everywhere, was designed for me by my wonderfully talented friend and interior designer, Susan Ward. She magically fit all of my gigantic furniture into my half of the studio, and also designed a layout for Blooming Earth Flowers’ half of the room.

Ok, gotta get back to work painting salvaged studio furniture! Have a great weekend, and hope to see you next Friday!

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